Fast action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, methane, hydrofluorocarbons and tropospheric ozone, is key to improving air quality and slowing the rate of climate change. Actions to mitigate these pollutants also provide multiple benefits for health, ecosystems and the sustainable development goals.
The Climate and Clean Air Awards recognize exceptional contributions and actions taken by individuals or groups that have implemented outstanding projects, programmes, policies and practices to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
The awards aim to:
- Reward leadership toward achieving the goals of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.
- Recognise best practice, policies and innovations that reduce short-lived climate pollutants at the local, national, regional or global scale.
- Create a forum to network and exchange ideas.
Award-winning entries are selected based on their direct or indirect contribution to reducing short-lived climate pollutant emissions and their ability to provide an innovative model for others to follow.
Submissions will be selected and considered based on the following criteria:
- Collective or individual actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants: Efforts that directly or indirectly reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants
- Innovation in reducing short-lived climate pollutants: The development of ground-breaking technology, processes or policies that contribute to the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants
- Sharing and scaling up of activities: Catalytic actions that lead to increased investment and/or resources for short-lived climate pollutant projects, and the extent to which these actions can be shared and scaled up
- Demonstrating multiple benefits: The extent to which a project has positive benefits for society beyond improved air quality and avoided climate change, such as improved human health or ecosystem benefits
- Awareness raising: The extent to which projects and activities have created outreach materials, run awareness campaigns, and engaged media to raise awareness on the need to reduce short-lived climate pollutants and the benefits gained from their activities.
You can find more information and nominate any organisation or individual by clicking on the link below.